'motherboard' etymology

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 19:47:15 CST 2016

On 02/28/2016 06:40 PM, Jason Scott wrote:
> Stack Exchange entry which suggests it goes back to the 1950's.
> http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/10386/why-motherboard-is-used-to-refer-to-main-board-of-computer

Thanks! It would be interesting to see the context there, and if there were 
any specific systems that they were referring to.

I'm wondering if mother-baby gave way to mother-daughter because 'baby' 
might imply a size, whereas mother-daughter is more about what is plugged 
into what.



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